Physical Characteristics of Wild Pigs

Coloration

Because of their diverse ancestry and in some cases, their environment wild pigs come in a variety of colors and sizes. The most common color phase tends to be black or dark brown, but individuals can be nearly any color phase or combination of colors.

Body Size

  • In general, males (boars) are larger than females (sows); in the southeastern U.S. average weight of an adult male is around 220 lbs. and adult females average around 155 lbs.
  • Ancestry and food availability influence size differences at both the individual and population level.